David Goldfield

“a sparkling, sweeping and deeply engaging account of an era when ”government was good”


“a pleasure to read”

“a heartfelt plea for a revival of

socially responsible leadership.”

"This is cheering stuff, a reminder

that America, which was already a

great nation, became a greater nation

when government policies were able

to help release the potential

of its citizenry."

 "Goldfield’s pages are filled with

   freshly unearthed nuggets,"

Jeffrey Frank, NYT Book Review,

Dec. 17. 2017.

NOV 14


“an activist federal government guided the country toward the first real flowering of the American Dream.”



         elcome to my web page.

For someone who considers email a miracle, this

is certainly  a giant step forward. So I'm pleased

to have you browse through my site, learn about

my writing, my speaking, and a bit about myself.


I hope what you see captures your interest. I have

always kept in mind, whether I'm writing for a

large audience or talking in a small classroom, that history is a story about people. My hope is that you

will learn from what I have written and said, even

more that you will enjoy it.